Kevin Hollinrake’s appeared before a committee of MPs following the scandal, in which hundreds of staff were found guilty of theft and fraud.

Former Post Minister, Sutton and Cheam MP, Paul Scully, launched the compenstation process for wronged Post Office staff in 2019.

Earlier, the boss of Fujitsu, the company behind the faulty IT software, said there’s a “moral obligation” to compensate those affected.